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Chelsey Johnson

Chelsey Johnson’s debut novel, Stray City, is set in Portland, and is about a lesbian woman who becomes pregnant after an ill-judged one-night stand with a man. Buzzfeed wrote that “Johnson's writing is very funny yet emotionally tender, and ultimately is a heartwarming celebration of found families and our desire to belong.” A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, Johnson was a teaching fellow there and also was a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Her writing has appeared in a variety of outlets, including Ploughshares, One Story, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, and NPR's Selected Shorts. She is an assistant professor of English at the College of William & Mary.

"Chelsey Johnson had to Write her Queer Life Before Living It"
"Chelsey Johnson walks the Stray City streets of Portland, OR, with Carrie Brownstein"
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